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Kevin Systrom Personally Set Up Seth Rogen On Instagram

But that all changed last week, when the 31-year-old actor was looking for new ways to promote his latest film "This Is The End."<p>"It was definitely a result of conversations about promoting the movie," Rogen admits to Business Insider. "We just realized that so much of our energy is spent trying to …

The talented Mr Green: How FWD.us lost New York, Elon Musk, and the tech moral high ground

At the end of April, FWD.us president Joe Green and angel investor Ron Conway, a FWD.us supporter, convened a lunch meeting with about 40 members of …

Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact

For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability. Jobs at big corporations were secure: As long as the company did OK financially and the employee did his or her job, that job wouldn’t go away. And in the white-collar world, …

What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

I couldn’t help thinking of John Le Carré’s spy novels as I awaited my rendezvous with Jaron Lanier in a corner of the lobby of the stylish W Hotel …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

The Yids Are Alright: 10 Days of Spiritual Decadence on Birthright

“I hope you’ve all been doing the hanky panky,” Sheldon Adelson said to us, over the microphone. The superannuated gambling-industry billionaire, …

“Total Noise,” Only Louder

Kids used to ask each other: If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears, does it make a sound? Now there’s a microphone in every tree and a …

How to Win at the Women’s Memoir Game

Last week, the novelist Deborah Copaken Kogan had a piece in <i>The Nation</i> that made every female writer of my acquaintance cringe in at least some …

Viral Marketing for the Real World

Viral marketing has generated a lot of excitement recently, in part because it seems like the ultimate free lunch: Pick some small number of people to seed your idea, product, or message; get it to go viral; and then watch while it spreads effortlessly to reach millions. Unfortunately, for every …

The demise of guys?

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and …

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Why Game Developers Are Flocking to Sony and Fleeing From Microsoft

In an age where most big games ship on multiple platforms, it was a Sony exclusive that took home the grand prize at last week's Game Developers …

How Dave Goldberg of SurveyMonkey Built a Billion-Dollar Business and Still Gets Home By 5:30 PM

SurveyMonkey is an atypical technology company. They’ve been profitable from almost day one. They’ve grown at an astonishing rate and even with well …

Why Tinder Has Us Addicted: The Dating App Gives You Mind-Reading Powers

Tinder, a dating app for the iPhone, has become so wildly popular in the six months since its launch that it’s already spawned its own malady: Tinderitis, or the sensation of having a sore thumb from swiping to approve or reject the faces of people offered up as potential date material.<p>Tinder has …

Lonely at the Top: Being a Lady Boss Without Mentors

Two years ago, when I was 29, I accepted a job with the word “executive” in the title. I’d read all the studies on women in management positions and …

The Real Problem With Hooking Up: Bad Sex

A new book offers an insightful critique of hookup culture—but fails to pose viable solutions.<p>DreamWorks<p>The often discussed, much maligned, and occasionally defended "hookup culture" bears a name that perfectly captures the boring, lifeless, and dull sexuality that dominates the lives of too many …

Don't Blame 'Hookup Culture': Romance Always Involves Failure and Despair

Whether you're having lots of sex or having no sex at all, navigating intimacy is inevitably difficult<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>A couple years back, an old friend from college whom I had almost but not quite dated explained to me why we hadn't. She said she'd decided she wanted to play the field, and didn't …

Facebook Leans In

Ever since Facebook’s ballyhooed, bungled I.P.O., its share price has languished, with Wall Street asking when the social-media giant is going to grow up and make money. From confidential reports, visits to the company’s sprawling campus, and interviews with its press-shy founder and C.E.O., Mark …

E-mail Open Rates Declining, Click-Through Rates Rising [Study]

There are mixed messages for e-mail marketers in a new benchmark study from digital marketing software provider Silverpop: E-mail open rates are …